Cultural studies often face rejection from academia due to its interdisciplinary nature, which may not fit neatly into traditional academic boundaries. Many scholars argue that it lacks the rigorous methodology needed for academic study. It's also seen as overly political, which can be a turn-off for some academicians who prefer to retain an objective stance. Furthermore, its focus on popular culture and everyday life is often deemed as trivial and not worthy of academic inquiry. In short, the subjectivity and perceived lack of academic rigor make cultural studies a controversial field in the academic world.